Jamie Alexander, the resort manager at our CLC Hustyns resort in Cornwall, decided along with Claire, his wife and also Head Housekeeper at CLC Hustyns, that they were going to climb Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales!
The couple lived in Scotland 15 years ago and enjoyed hill walking in their spare time and wanted to prove to themselves that they were still fit enough to do it again.
Just one week before the couple set off, Claire also thought it would be a good idea to try and raise some money for the Air Ambulance service while doing the climb and managed to raise £160 purely from the generosity of all the staff at CLC Hustyns.
Mount Snowdon provides some of the most fantastic views anywhere in Britain and stands 3,560ft above sea level. Taking the Llanberis route, the couple set out along the nine mile path which although not the steepest, is the longest route to the summit.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t particularly kind to the walkers on the day and after 1000ft it was wet and very, very windy for the duration of the ascent.
Taking three hours to climb the mountain and another two to descend, Jamie said: “It was a real slog once we got to the steep parts nearer the top and with the wind and rain there were lots of climbers turning back – but we were determined to make it to the top.”
The reason why the Air Ambulance was chosen is that the organisation used to be funded by the government but now relies solely on charitable donations to keep flying and Cornwall has lots of inaccessible places, where they save numerous lives every year. In fact, CLC Hustyns have had to call them out three times in the past.
So, from all of us here at Club La Costa World, we would like to congratulate Jamie and Claire on their great efforts and all the staff at CLC Hustyns for their generosity towards the Air Ambulance service. Well done!